April 26, 2018
Yolanda Ghighone turns 100 years!
Dominican Village resident Yolanda Ghighone turns 100 years! Yolanda born May 2, 1918 in Manhattan, to Joseph & Josephine Cantamessa. Her Family later moved to New Jersey. She met Joseph Ghignone at a dance and they wed April 26, 1941. They lived in Queens and later, Amityville. Yolanda worked at Bloomingdales for 25 years, retiring at 65. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and did volunteer work at Ozanum Hall and Booth Memorial Hospital. She was widowed after 63 years of marriage. Yolanda enjoys reading and knitting. She celebrated her milestone with family & friends at a brunch at Dominican Village, where she lives. A resident since 2010 Yolanda attributes her longevity to happiness, laughter and love. Happy Birthday Yolanda and many more to come!
April 26, 2018
Steven Stanley turns 100 years!
Dominican Village resident Steven Stanley turns 100 years! Mr. Stanley born April 25, 1918 served in the Air Core, met and married his wife Edwina; they were married for 73 years. Mr. Stanley retired from the NYPD back in 1965. The couple had four children and 10 great grandchildren. He celebrated his milestone with his daughter Pat and son Dennis. Fellow residents joined in on the festivities.
A resident since 2008 Mr. Stanley attributes his longevity to the quality of life at Dominican Village. Happy Birthday Steven and many more to come!
Dominican Village offers outstanding programs for seniors and volunteer opportunities for more information contact us at 631-842-6618
April 20, 2018
NYSCAL Noble Caregiver Award
Dominican Village a member of the New York State Center for Assisted Living, was selected to receive distinctions awards by NYSCAL to individuals throughout the industry who present unique abilities in various areas of senior care. The awards recognize frontline caregivers and volunteers for their contributions that lead to improved quality of life for the residents and the work environment of their colleagues.
Dominican Village is honored to announce two of its employees are recipients of two distinguished awards. Congratulations to Sherri Beverly receiving the Noble Caregiver award. Ms. Beverly has been with Dominican Village for over 25 years as the Dining Room Manager. Congratulations to Stacey Louidice for receiving the volunteer of the year award. Mrs. Louidice a volunteer for over two years is being recognized for her outstanding contributions in assisting residents in various capacities and improving the global senior living experience.
One of Dominican Village’s greatest accomplishments has been building our team to include so many individuals like Sherry and Stacey who share our vision to provide our residence with unparalleled amenities and services. Both employees will be honoured at the NYSHFA/NYSCAL Annual Conference in June in Rye, NY.
April 18, 2018
Dominican Village Celebrating a quarter century!
Dominican Village founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY, marked a quarter-century of providing quality Independent and Assisted Living senior care; celebrated at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.
The night included heartfelt speeches of honorees, John G. DiLiberto, Rev. Msgr. James C. Vlaun and Prioress Sr. Mary Pat Neylon representing the Sisters of St. Dominic, who’s leadership and support of Dominican Village are vital to this accomplishment.
A toast was raised to our incredible success over the past 25 years, and for continued success over the next 25 years. The day was a great milestone celebration. A big thank you to all of our sponsors, family and friends of Dominican Village….”When you’re here you’re home”.
January 9th, 2018
Dominican Village coordinated with Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre in supporting the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots Campaign; donating toys in hopes of brightening the holidays for children in our local community.
January 9th, 2018
Broadridge Financial brought cheery smiles by providing a new computer center for the senior residents of Dominican Village. Pictured: Gerry Scavelli, wife Cindy and friends of Broadridge.
January 9th, 2018
TD Charitable Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation contributes to Dominican Village’s “Get Up & Go” Program. Pictured left to right: TD Bank’s CEO Ed Travaglianti & Emily Monem Dominican Village’s Community Relations Director.
September 11, 2017
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Dominican Village’s senior residents and staff were proud to partner with Senator John Brooks to sponsor a Back to School Supply Drive for Roosevelt and Wyandanch School Districts. The residents and staff felt it was important that every child has much needed school supplies for the upcoming year. Everyone at Dominican Village would like to wish all local students a successful and rewarding school year.
Learn more about Roosevelt School District here.
Learn more about Wyandanch School District here.
May 24, 2017 (From The AMITYVILLE RECORD)
DELIVERING SMILES FOR MOTHERS DAY
Mother’s day is a day for celebrating and thanking mothers and Dominican Village did just that! Bouquets of two dozen roses were hand delivered to senior residents. “Nothing compares to the joy of receiving fresh flowers on Mother’s Day”, said the residents.
Dominican Village staff enjoyed the surprised expressions on the resident’s faces when they opened their doors. Their expressions of delight followed by smiles are priceless and are “Kodak moments”.
Dominican Village offers programs for seniors. For more information, call 631-842-6618 or visit us online.
December 22, 2016
A CHEERFUL GIFT
On Friday, December 16th Dominican Village residence received a cheerful gift from TD Bank Associates and Managers from several branches with an afternoon of Christmas Caroling. The joy of the season filled the halls as our residents joyfully joined in.
Dominican Village thanks TD Banks Kathleen Petronis Vice President/Store Manager and associates who commit to volunteering every year to bring joy and love to our residents!
December 21, 2016
BRINGING SMILES THROUGH CAROLING
On Wednesday, December 7th Dominican Village residence were entertained for the fifth year, by the National Grid Choir. Under the direction of Mr. Kinkaid, a variety of classic and gospel holiday songs were performed with our residents gleefully joining in.
Dominican Village thanks National Grid for volunteering during the holiday season!
SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
Dominican Village coordinated with Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre in supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. Beautifully wrapped toys were donated in hopes to brighten the holidays for children in our local community.
November 1, 2016
Dominican Village of Amityville recently held its 10th Annual Chinese Auction On October 7, 2016. The event was a huge success raising over $30,000.They gratefully acknowledge that this night could not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors, family members, and our local business friends who understand the importance of the care and support that they provide for residents. The net proceeds from this year’s Extravaganza exceeded last year’s by an incredible 75%! Such a jump is clearly attributed to the quality of the items that were available to those in attendance that evening. Everyone's support was a significant part of that success and will enable Dominican Village to purchase an innovative sound system with wireless headsets for the Helen Butler Hall. This state of the art equipment will now allow aging residents to become fully engaged when participating in events at Helen Butler Hall.
The staff of Dominican Village is passionately committed to making a difference in the lives of our residents by providing services of the highest quality in an environment which promotes socialization, good health, and independent choices.
August 23, 2016
On August 5th Dominican Village senior residents got into the Hawaiian spirit by hosting its Annual Hawaiian Luau. Resident enjoyed entertainment by Dance Aloha. Dance Aloha dancers mingled with our residents and employees and taught them how to quiver and shake their hips. Prizes were awarded to those with the most “Hawaiian” spirit.
Take a look at the beautiful story written by one of our resident's daughters. Click to read article
June 21, 2016
Happy 103rd Birthday Gen!
May 11, 2016
Mother's Day is a day for celebrating and thanking mothers. Dominican Village did just that! Bouquets of two dozen roses were hand delivered to our senior residents. “Nothing compares to the joy of receiving fresh flowers on Mother’s Day” said one of our 90 year olds.
Dominican Village staff enjoys the surprised expressions on the resident’s faces when they open their doors. Their expressions of delight followed by smiles are priceless and are “Kodak moments”
May 5, 2016
Cinco de Mayo!
On May 5th Dominican Village senior residents got into the spirit in commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French forces. Seniors enjoyed homemade salsa, guacamole, toasted chips and margaritas. They were serenade by a local Mariachi band.
April 21, 2016
A Collaboration to bring smiles to Mothers to BE!
On March 31st, Dominican Village and North Amityville Kiwanis Club collaborated to provide local hospitals with well needed supplies and materials to assist mothers who are soon to have newborns.
Dominican Village and North Amityville Kiwanis Club hosted a “Community Baby Shower” where over 75 residents and staff of Dominican Village came together to make this event a huge success. The generosity was stupendous to benefit newborns at local hospitals with essential baby items to help ensure healthy beginnings for the mother & newborn. Over 200 new items were generated from the Shower. Clothing, handmade blankets, diapers, showering gels are just a few items to name that were distributed among Good Samaritan, St. Joseph’s and Southside Hospitals.
Both organizations stated “It was wonderful to have this simple but direct opportunity to connect with and support people in our communities.”
The Kiwanis Club of Amityville is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. To become a member please contact Louise Perrotta 631-412-3831.
March 9, 2016
Celebrating 105 years old
Theodora Tolle Tynebor was born in Brooklyn on March 11, 1911. At 19 years old she spent a year of study in Rome. When her mother was there to visit her, the two crossed into Germany to attempt a visit with her father’s family. While witnessing a parade honoring Adolf Hitler they were told to “Macht Der Heil” (Salute Hitler). Teddy beams when she recalls her mother saying “I don’t do that, I am an American”.
Teddy attended St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point, NY, where she was taught by the Sisters of St. Dominic. She then attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, after which she received a Masters degree from St. John’s University. She then pursued a career in the NYC Public School. Teddy has resided at Dominican Village since May 2006 and is best known for her funny jokes and warm personality. The Administration, Staff & Residents of Dominican Village are elated to be celebrating Teddy’s 105th birthday with her as she still brings a zest for life to the Dominican Village Community.
For further information please call Dominican Village at (631) 842-6091